Mexico extends cross-border travel restrictions due to COVID-19

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MEXICO CITY, March 18 (Xinhua) -- Mexico will continue to restrict non-essential travel across its border with the United States for another month, and take the same measure on its southern border to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said on Thursday.

The restriction was due to expire on Sunday, a year after taking effect on March 21, 2020, but will now remain in place until April 21, the ministry said via Twitter.

To the south, where Mexico borders on Guatemala and Belize, the measure will begin on Friday.

"Additionally, the government of Mexico will deploy sanitary control measures in the north and south of the country," the ministry added.

Restrictions on the busy border between Mexico and the United States bar travel for tourism and leisure but allow people to cross for work or health reasons. The measure does not impact trade.

Mexico has registered more than 2.1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 195,000 deaths from the disease. Enditem

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